Is the Newbery Award out of touch? Anit Silvey certainly wondered about that in the article I referenced yesterday. I was surprised that so few people have responded to it, but maybe readers are still thinking how best to. I sure hope so as this is an issue that never goes away and is worth hashing out, I think. So far I’ve just seen two comprehensive responses from Roger Sutton and Nina Lindsay. If there are more, please let me know or, even better, weigh in yourself at your own blog, here, at the article itself (there is a place for comments — I posted one), at Roger’s, or Nina’s.
My brief contribution to the conversation is a comment posted at the article (similar to what I wrote here yesterday).